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A Companion to Shakespeare's Works, Volume I, A Companion to Shakespeare's Works : The Tragedies

Richard Dutton (Editor), Jean E. Howard (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-22632-1
504 pages
June 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
A Companion to Shakespeare
The four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a single entity, offers a uniquely comprehensive snapshot of current Shakespeare criticism. This volume looks at Shakespeare’s tragedies.

  • Contains original essays on every Shakespearean tragedy from Titus Andronicus to Coriolanus.
  • Includes thirteen additional essays on such topics as Shakespeare's Roman tragedies, Shakespeare's tragedies on film, Shakespeare's tragedies of love, Hamlet in performance, and tragic emotion in Shakespeare.
  • Brings together new essays from a diverse, international group of scholars.
  • Complements David Scott Kastan's A Companion to Shakespeare (1999), which focused on Shakespeare as an author in his historical context.
  • Offers a provocative roadmap to Shakespeare studies.
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Notes on Contributors.

Introduction.

1."A Rarity Most Beloved": Shakespeare's and the Idea of Tragedy: David Kastan.

2. The Tragedies Of Shakespeare's Contemporaries: Martin Coyle.

3. Shakespearean Tragedy And The History Of Emotion: Kathryn Rowe.

4. The Tragic Hero As Divided Subject: Catherine Belsey.

5. Disjointed Times And Half-Remembered Truths In Shakespearean Tragedy: Philippa Berry.

6. Shakespeare's Tragedies Of Love: Othello, Romeo, And Antony: Sasha Roberts.

7.Histories Of Heroism: Changing Conceptions Of Hamlet As Stage Hero: Bernice Kliman.

8. Multiple Text Tragedies And Why They Matter: Graham Holderness.

9. Shakespearean Tragedy And Religious Identity: Richard Mccoy.

10. Shakespeare's Roman Tragedies: Gordon Braden.

11. The Geographies Of Shakespearean Tragedy: Jerry Brotton.

12. Classic Film Versions Of Shakespeare's Tragedies: Polanski's Macbeth. Olivier's Hamlet And Othello, Zefferelli's Romeo And Juliet: Kenneth Rothwell.

13. Contemporary Film Versions Of Shakespeare's Tragedies: Luhrmann's Romeo And Juliet, Taymore's Titus, Branagh's Hamlet: Mark Burnett.

14. Titus: Ian Smith.

15. Romeo: Naomi Liebler.

16. Hamlet: Michael Neill.

17. Julius Caesar: Rebecca Bushnell.

18. Othello: Kim F Hall.

19. Lear: Kiernan Ryan.

20. Macbeth: Kate Mcluskie.

21. Antony And Cleopatra: Jyotsna Singh.

22. Timon: Hugh Grady.

23. Coriolanus: Cynthia Marshall.

Index.

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Jean E. Howard is William E. Ransford Professor of English at Columbia University and a past president of the Shakespeare Association of America. She is an editor of The Norton Shakespeare, and author of, among other works The Stage and Social Struggle in Early Modern England (1994) and, with Phyllis Rackin, of Engendering a Nation: A Feminist Account of Shakespeare’s English Histories (1997).

Richard Dutton is currently Professor of English at Lancaster University, author of Mastering the Revels: the Regulation and Censorship of Renaissance Drama (1991) and Licensing, Censorship and Authorship in Early Modern England:Buggeswords (2000). He is editor of the Palgrave Literary Lives series. From 2003, he will be Professor of English at Ohio State University.

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  • Contains original essays on every Shakespearean tragedy from Titus Andronicus to Coriolanus.

  • Includes thirteen additional essays on such topics as Shakespeare's Roman tragedies, Shakespeare's tragedies on film, Shakespeare's tragedies of love, Hamlet in performance, and tragic emotion in Shakespeare.

  • Brings together new essays from a diverse, international group of scholars.

  • Complements David Scott Kastan's A Companion to Shakespeare (1999), which focused on Shakespeare as an author in his historical context.

  • Offers a provocative roadmap to Shakespeare studies.
See More

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